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      Ruby in Paradise

      1993, Drama, 1h 55m

      29 Reviews 500+ Ratings

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      Led by a magnetic performance from Ashley Judd, the gently subdued Ruby in Paradise perceptively captures one woman's journey of self-discovery. Read critic reviews

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      Ruby Lee Gissing (Ashley Judd) is on the run, determined to find something better than the closed rough life in the mountains of East Tennessee. She flees to a place once visited as a child, the "Redneck Riviera" of Panama City Beach. Arriving during the off-season, Ruby finds work in a gift shop owned by Mildred Chambers (Dorothy Lyman). Always on an emotional and economic edge, Ruby begins to keep a journal, "trying to figure out the whys of running off, of coming here." Ruby's desire to find her own way, to make her own choices, to explore her appetites in her own good time, gets her in and out of trouble as she moves through Winter into the frantic madness of Spring Break and beyond. The resolution of Ruby's journey is both unexpected and hopeful as Ruby indeed finds her own way in "paradise."

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Victor Nunez

      • Writer: Victor Nunez

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $77.6K

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      • Distributor: Alta Films S.A., October Films

      • Production Co: Full Crew/Say Yea, Ruby in Paradise

      • Sound Mix: Stereo

      Cast & Crew

      Ashley Judd
      Todd Field
      Bentley Mitchum
      Allison Dean
      Dorothy Lyman
      Betsy Douds
      Divya Satia
      Victor Nunez
      Sam Gowan
      Alex Vlacos
      Victor Nunez
      Charles Engstrom
      Todd Field
      John Iacovelli
      Burton Rencher
      Marilyn Wall-Asse

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      • Jul 09, 2011

        One of the best evocations of smalltown living, capturing the mundane emptiness and the yearning for more from life. Ashley Judd is really great in this as Ruby trying to find a way to break free from her retail sales & trailer park existence.

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